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Hey all I was recently cruising eBAY and I found this:


the description says that it has 15.5 pages about the discovery of the Tsar's bones. Has anyone ever seen this article? I am thinking about buying it. If I do I will scan the article. It is from Jan. 1993.

ad says:
15.5 pg article re discovery of the bones of the Romanovs - the fallen Tzar and his family of Russia including vintage pix of them.

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yeah I think I got mine on Amazon for about $40 and re-sold it later for twice that much! And I thought THAT was  a lot. The most I have ever seen for a Romanov book was $1200, for that book 'Rescuing the Czar' (which isn't even a true account). That one takes the cake.

Maybe if we all wrote to the publisher and demanded a reprint of 'The Family Albums' they would do it, we can tell them they would make a fortune (off this board alone, as I would re-buy a copy :)

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The Final Chapter / Re: Ipatiev House photo
« on: May 15, 2006, 07:59:01 PM »
I think I remember reading in Gilliard's memoires that he and the rest of the party from Tobolsk tried to gain entrance into the Ipatiev House after the Romanovs were contained there, and they were denied entry and were told that they better leave Ekaterinburg. It is a good thing that they did or they probably would've been shot. I think at that point they had a bleak outlook for the family.

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The Final Chapter / Re: Realistically, was escape possible?
« on: February 15, 2006, 04:51:21 PM »
thanks for clearing that up!

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The Final Chapter / Re: Realistically, was escape possible?
« on: February 15, 2006, 04:07:16 PM »
Something I just read in the book "Rasputin and the Fall of the Romanovs" by Colin Wilson:


Maria Rasputin's husband, a strange young theosophist called Boris Soloviev, decided that they would try to rescue the Tsar, and went to Tobolsk in disguise, followed by his wife. Bishop Hermogen agreed to help them. The idea was simply to get the Tsar and his family to the closest point where they could join the White Russian army - the loyalists who refused to accept the revolution. The Tsar himself raised objections to this plan; it seemed that, up to the very end, he possessed his faculty for working against himself. He asked for an undertaking that he should not be forced to leave Russian territory....On the day when the rescue plot was finally scheduled to take place, Hermogen announced that they had been betrayed and Maria Rasputin fled to Pokrovskoe.

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The Final Chapter / Re: Ermakov and the Grand Duchesses
« on: February 15, 2006, 01:29:24 PM »
I haven't had the chance to read this book but I always wondered what Ermakov talked about in the interview. I guess the whole thing about Maria and the guard with the cake is true, then...
It is not suprising to me that they liked Tatiana the best; it seems like a lot of people at that time thought she was beautiful and from what I read she was very practical and dignified. I think she would have the rational mind to deal with their captors in a way that would make the family more likeable..

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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Exhibition Catalogues
« on: December 25, 2005, 12:24:21 AM »
I saw this today on Amazon, Robert, and as it is not reviewed yet, I don't know anything about it, but I was very curious as this is one of the first new books on the subject of Nicholas II's family to come out in a while...if anyone has seen this in stores and got to browse through it, were there any interesting photographs or descriptions of items not seen in the other exhibitions? Thanks!

Merry Christmas to all!! :D :D

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Grand Duchess Maria's Fav pics
« on: August 29, 2005, 10:31:39 AM »
i think it's Anastasia, Maria, Nicholas and Tatiana.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Maria's last known fotograph
« on: August 24, 2005, 04:35:40 AM »
Yes that's Anastasia.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Grand Duchess Maria's Fav pics
« on: August 17, 2005, 04:26:49 AM »
it looks like it, yep!

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Grand Duchess Maria's Fav pics
« on: August 13, 2005, 07:20:36 PM »
Thank you for posting the great pics! I especially love the screen cap. Maria is my favorite Grand Duchess...she was so beautiful and sweet!

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Tsarevich Alexei Nicholaievich / Re: Favorite Pictures II
« on: August 01, 2005, 09:08:46 PM »
Because aspirin is a blood thinner, and hemopheliac's blood does not clot properly, I wouldn't think aspirin would be a good idea either.

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Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Question About/Need Help With Picture(s)
« on: August 01, 2005, 03:27:44 PM »
Yep it's Alexei. The pic of him in Tobolsk showed him with his hands up. In one of the books (Radzinsky's 'The Last Tsar', I think) the pic is mis-identified as having been taken in the Ipatiev house but it was taken in the Governor's Mansion.

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Maria Nicholaievna / Re: Grand Duchess Marie Nicholaevna Romanov
« on: August 01, 2005, 12:10:07 PM »
I love those pics. Thanks.

could someone post the pic of her and Nichlas breaking up ice in Tsarskoe Selo? It was when they were under house arrest. I really like that one! And I don't have my book anymore :'(

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Olga Nicholaievna / Re: Question About/Need Help With Picture(s)
« on: August 01, 2005, 12:07:00 PM »
yep its the one Aliss_Kande posted - they were on board the Rus, going to Ekaterinburg. The other one is when they were in Tobolsk, before they left for Ekat. :)

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